STORY FROM: Talcum Powder Litigation Report
Johnson & Johnson Defendants Remove Recently Filed New Mexico Talc-Based Powder Complaint
June 22, 2016
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. –– Johnson & Johnson and Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. have removed a talc-based powder exposure case to a New Mexico federal court, contending that 11 of the plaintiffs are completely diverse from all five named defendants and, further, only four of the plaintiffs are or have been New Mexico residents.
In the June 20 removal notice filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, the defendants further said that they will be filing a motion to dismiss the 13 non-NewMexico plaintiffs for lack of jurisdiction.
“None of the Defendants in this case ...